I have lucid dreams meaning I am absolutely concious full minded inside them. Tonight I had a persecutory nightmare. I have had many many dreams of this nature along my sz. The thing is that I’m fully concious in my dreams, the dream has a continuing story, it is not fragmented. Images are very clear and defined. The number of people out to get me just increases in these nightmares. I wonder if these persecution dreams have to do with my paranoid sz. Do you have lucid dreams where you think just like as if you were awake?
I sometimes have lucid dreams.
My issue is that I put too much importance on my dreams. I always look for meaning and sometimes they’re just simple dreams with no meaning.
I used to do that. I no longer do. They are just dreams but they are very real when I am in them. I have complete access to my memory and can give elaborate answers while I am dreaming. I can access my languages memory and fully speak another language inside the dream.
Yeah i do from time to time. I use an app called Sleep for Android, that will detect when your talking in your sleep or snoring - and play a sound, to prompt you that your asleep and lucid.
It does take some practice tho. Its quite funny when you play back what you said in the morning.
Ive had limited success.
How interesting. I don’t speak out loud thou. The app wouldn’t wake me. I bet it is funny to play what you said. My brother we used to sleep in the same bedroom when we were kids and he spoke a lot while sleeping but nothing ever made sense. It was funny thou.
Its quite clever how it does it, when you lie the phone flat on the mattress beside you, it uses the phones gyroscope to detect the rise and fall of your breathing as well as the mic, not sure how, but it knows when your in REM.
that is indeed quite smart. Did it ever woke you up from a nightmare?
Yes it has done in the past, but its rare i get a nightmare, it knows when your tossing and turning.
One night I was reading Carl Jung and I fell asleep in my chair by morning. I had read about how he went down a slope to a cliff in his subconscious exploration. I think I did the same thing and I took the leap because I had a conscious dream. I kept saying, I know I’m dreaming, but it was like I was awake but I was sleepy in the dream and then I fell asleep and woke up in the chair. I sat for a few minutes thinking about it and then fell asleep again and was back with the same people in the same building for awhile wide awake in my dream except for a little sleepiness. Afterwards my voice told me to kill myself and that I had proof of the afterlife. My first lucid dream was I was flying in a city with about ten story buildings and it was night but in real life it was day and I was napping.
Care to share the name of the App?
I had a dream I was in a rich couples house and I was told I was chosen for her because he was going to his other wife. But when she asked if I wanted sex I put her off because we had never talked. It was not a lucid dream but I was cognizant enough to have those thoughts.
I dream I am flying too. Thisngs that happened in my dreams lead me to believe there is an after life but I can’t be sure. I sometimes go with science and simply believe I will die, be decomposed, and will serve as nutrients fpr pther forms of life. No after life.
I actually haven’t been having any dreams the last couple of weeks…
Or at least I can’t remember having any dreams.
Its literally called “sleep as android”
Sometimes I have lucid dreams. Like last night I told the people in my dream “I’m just dreaming and know this isn’t real.” It’s odd.
Precisely. I have that. Have you ever dreamed of odd creatures like giants or have you ever dreamt of futuristic cities ?
I dreamt about a futuristic city last night. Video games took you into them and you would be the character and have all the special abilities. It was an awesome dream. Then I just said in my dream “this is just a dream”
Once I dreamt of a city so futuristic with incredible buildings. I thank sz for my night entertainment. Every night. Unbelievable stuff and I am fully there. I can fly in my dreams. Sometimes it don’t work but I usually take off when I want. I also like to fall from high altitudes due to the lack of consequences and incredible visuals as I fall.
That’s cool you can thank schizophrenia for something. It definitely makes for some interesting dreams
Since I was a child I presented erradic behaviors. I used to fight with my younger brother. Being diagnosed with sz was not easy at first but through the expience I humbled myself and stopped believing in my self importance. The med regime also gave me a chance to be rational regarding the competition concept under which the majority of people live and I was able through racional thinking abandon the belief in competition. That took a heavy load off my back. I no longer compare people. I don’t feel better or worse than anybody. So, I am thankful to sz diagnosis otherwise I would still be doing irrational mistakes and definitely wouldn’t be as happy as I am. It explained why I was odd, sometimes agressive. The meds cure me. I got no problem with my sz. It was a school of life I needed.